Directory Celebrants in Christchurch
Have the Romantic wedding of your dreams. You can have prayers poems and readings - indoors or out in the Sunshine, You can have Handfasting (Tying the knot) or Jump-the-Broomstick. It can be a Personalised Ceremony or a Registry Office Ceremony.
I’d love to meet for a coffee or visit your place and talk about all the choices. The ‘Enquire by Email,’ button, is above among the stars. When you’re ready, tap that. and let me know you’d like to talk.
My Job: During your ceremony it’s my job to see that together you are at your best, smiling, relaxed and in-the-moment. It’s also my job to see that your guests are relaxed, happy and enthralled by a ceremony they feel part of. When we meet we can talk about this, why it shows in my reviews and why it will show in photographs of your Wedding.
Lovely Personalised Weddings: Weddings are great fun and hard work, so work with fun people who work hard.
Destination Weddings: There are special places in NZ and I’m happy to travel. We can talk online and the Licence is online.
Registry Ceremonies: As a Validated member of CANZ I do lots of Registry Ceremonies.
Wedding MCing: Let your friends relax and enjoy your Wedding Reception while I act as your Emcee
Renewal of Vows: A chance to look back with love and gratitude. With family and friends, share photographs of those since passed while celebrating all that grew from that well-remembered happy day
Review snapshots: Sue Sutherland Bride • Wedding Date: October 11, 2020 Sean was empathetic, funny, kind and most of all, highly organised. He has a special gift in his dealing with people. He had our guests eating out of his hand.
Letitia Mareko Bride • Wedding November 2020 Sean is an amazing man, and has a great sense of humour! We met a couple of times, but it felt as though we had known him for years. He was extremely helpful on the lead up to the wedding, he made things so easy for us and helped make things run so smoothly on the day. He also has it all handy - readings, poems, vow examples, it was great! Thank you so much Sean. We are both so grateful for your service.
Janelle Bride • November 09, 2020 : Sean thank you for yesterday. You are such a dear man and we will always remember you.
Dena Cowen: We recently celebrated our third anniversary and the greatest memories from the day (and not just from us) were the food, the music and Sean!
(No, the photograph up there is not me. I’m not very photogenic so please forgive me.)
I look forward to discussing your special wedding day. Sean
Sean was amazing our day was perfect. Sean made every one feel welcomed and relaxed.sean made everything easy with no pressure couldnt recommend enough
Wedding Date: January 10, 2021
Sean was the best person we could possibly asked for that special day. He was kind, relieve, super helpful and on top of everything super funny. We had to livestream our wedding due to covid and he did not have a single problem with that or with having a microphone.
I was late, as a good bride should be, and he accompany my husband all the time while he waited.
He is super easy going and positive creating a gorgeous atmosphere. We were in the middle of the park, but his calm and soft voice helped us feel that we were the only ones there.
We don’t have enough words to describe how incredible he is and how much we recommend him to anyone who would like their wedding day to be unique and perfect.
Wedding Date: December 22, 2020
Sean was nice very approachable. Kind and made our dream wedding come alive
Wedding Date: December 5, 2020
Could of not asked for a better celebrate as Sean. He was always contactable, friendly and professional. Made our day perfect and care free.
Wedding Date: November 25, 2020
Sean was our celebrant almost three weeks ago now! Sean was the first celebrant we had met with, and on meeting him we were 100% SOLD! We knew then and there he was the one for us!
Sean is an amazing man, and has a great sense of humour! We had only met a couple of times, but it felt as though we had known him for years. He was extremely helpful on the lead up to the wedding, he made things so easy for us and helped make things run so smoothly on the day. He also has it all handy - readings, poems, vow examples, it was great!
Thank you so much Sean! We are both so grateful for your service!
Wedding Date: November 7, 2020
Thank you Sean for being our wedding celebrant. Sean found us a lovely location to do the ceremony at the beach. Sean’s friendly approach put us both at ease, We will remember this day for the rest of our lives.
Wedding Date: November 20, 2020
Thank you so much Sean for marrying my husband Jay and myself yesterday.
You are such a dear man and I will always remember you. Even tho it was a short ceremony and our time together was brief, it felt like you were really apart of us, and we had known you for so long. Truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you really made it a special day for us.
Highly recommended you to all.
Bless you Sean ☺️
Jay & Janelle Robinson
Wedding Date: November 8, 2020
We didn’t meet Sean before they day, having only communicated by email and a single phone call. But the small ceremony we had was wonderful. Everything went smoothly, and with appropriate humour. Would definitely recommend and he would be our first choice for when we do a big ceremony with all our loved ones in a year or 2 once covid is less of an issue.
Wedding Date: October 30, 2020
We had Sean as our Marriage Celebrant a couple of weeks ago, and it was certainly a wonderful experience with his professionalism. Our friends and family were very impressed with how lovely our ceremony was. My partner and I really appreciate all the information he provided before and on the day.
Highly recommended !
Wedding Date: October 20, 2020
Sean was amazing! He was very accomodating and considerate to our needs. He made the ceremony light and fun yet emotional and heartfilled. Thank you Sean! Highly recommended
Wedding Date: October 20, 2020
I would recommend Sean to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, professional, and humorous wedding celebrant! Our families loved him and raved that he was the perfect celebrant - and we agree! Sean was flexible with his meeting times and knew exactly what to say to calm us down, with the perfect tips and tricks to make the best of the wedding. Thank you, again, Sean!
Wedding Date: October 17, 2020
Sean, Thank you so much for making our day so special. We are truly so grateful to you for all your support in ensuring our day went to plan.
Our friends and family were very impressed with how lovely our ceremony was and how wonderful you were.
Both Steve and I are truly grateful to you and would not hesitate to recommend you. Your knowledge, skills, and how adaptable you were to accommodating our wishes was very reassuring.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Wedding Date: October 10, 2020
Sean was our celebrant for our wedding in October. Originally we were booked for May but due to covid had to delay. Sean was so great to deal with over this time, nothing was a hassle and his words of encouragement that the date would come around were really appreciated. Sean had amazing communication throughout the lead up to the wedding and had some great resources that helped us along the way. We really appreciate all the help he provided before and on the day. Would really recommend Sean.
Wedding Date: October 9, 2020
I cannot praise Sean highly enough. He was dealing with two superannuitants who didn’t have a clue how to organise their surprise wedding (promoted as a double birthday party!)
He was empathetic, funny, kind and most of all, highly organised. He has a special gift in his dealing with people.
He had our guests eating out of the palm of his hand and all thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony.
A day filled with fun, love and laughter. Perfect.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sean to anyone planning a wedding, no matter what the age group.
Wedding Date: October 11, 2020
Sean married us via a registry ceremony at a park last week and it was lovely to work with him. The whole process of dealing with him is easy and efficient. He is very open-minded and can work with our needs. The wedding day went very smoothly and everyone enjoyed his company. He made the standard template ceremony fun and interesting. We’re glad that we chose him as our celebrant!
Wedding Date: September 15, 2020
Sean made everything easy from start to finish. He was very responsive, kind and professional. Thank you Sean, it was a pleasure to have you as our celebrant.
Wedding Date: August 6, 2020
Sean was all booked in to marry us on our special day…until COVID happened, we unfortunately had to cancel the wedding. Sean has been brilliant working with us to see if we had any other options during this time and has been more than accommodating with our request to hang fire on the weeding until frights can resume and ‘normality’ happens. Can’t wait to re book with Sean to have our wedding day. Great communication, very funny and a pleasure to work with
Wedding Date: April 4, 2020
We chose Sean from reading his online reviews, and were not disappointed when he helped us tie the knot on the day.
He was the first and only celebrant we met with, and as far as we were concerned, the perfect choice.
From our first meeting he was helpful, kind and very understanding of our situation. He helped us through the whole process and asked us questions we had not even considered. He gave us many ideas, from traditional to unorthodox but always allowed us to have our own way.
Sean was very flexible when it came time to re-schedule several times due to factors out of our control. This made a potentially stressful situation not an issue at all.
He added humour frequently to a potentially nervous wedding day, and put everyone at ease. The ceremony itself was nice, simple and heart-warming.
Our guests also enjoyed the ceremony and passed on their compliments about how Sean handled our ceremony.
I would recommend Sean to anyone who wants an experienced, professional celebrant with a sense of humour. He made the entire process a breeze and was very accomodating. Thank you Sean for helping us on the happiest day of our lives.
Wedding Date: June 6, 2020
Sean has been simply amazing to work with. Our wedding was during the covid-19 crisis and Sean worked with us along the way to make our wedding happen under level 3. Nothing was too big of an ask and he was happy to work through the details with us to personalise our wedding to suit us. He was able to answer every question we had and provide us with any information we needed. He has a wonderful character and sense of humor. We can’t thank him enough for our special day.
Wedding Date: April 29, 2020
our celebrant was SEAN Joyce.
Right from the first meeting we had with Sean, he put us at ease .he was relaxed and had the exact information we were looking for. He kept in contact though out the months building up to our wedding with reminders and a time line. He had wedding readings for us and some good advice. Sean then also met us at home where we were going to wed, He was very encouraging and had every thing under control .
On the day of our wedding he was brilliant ,he put the groom at ease, He spoke to the guests he used appropriate humour and made everyone feel welcome and special .
after the ceremony he stayed on for a bit ,the guest loved his personality ,then he vanished…. just like magic .I wold highly recommend him !! and would many of our guests !! well done Sean .
Wedding Date: February 21, 2020
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